Probability book for basic understanding

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• songoku
songoku
I want to learn topics related to combinatorics, probability theory, discrete and continuous random variables, joint pdf and cdf, limit theorems and point estimation, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing.

Any recommendations for books to learn those topics? High school level or undergraduate level is good and if possible I also prefer books intended for first exposure to these lessons

Thanks

For a basic intro I'd highly recommend Morin's Probability book.

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haushofer said:
For a basic intro I'd highly recommend Morin's Probability book.

Is that what you mean? Thanks

songoku said:
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Is that what you mean? Thanks
Yes. Great book with loads of worked-out exercises.

songoku
Thank you for all the recommendations haushofer, Frabjous, Dragon27

What is the best book for beginners to learn probability?

One highly recommended book for beginners is "Introduction to Probability" by Dimitri P. Bertsekas and John N. Tsitsiklis. It covers fundamental concepts in a clear and accessible manner, making it an excellent starting point for those new to the subject.

What topics should a basic probability book cover?

A basic probability book should cover topics such as basic probability principles, random variables, probability distributions, expectation, variance, the law of large numbers, and the central limit theorem. These foundational topics provide a solid understanding of probability theory.

How much mathematical background is needed to understand a basic probability book?

A basic understanding of high school algebra is usually sufficient to grasp the concepts in an introductory probability book. Some familiarity with calculus can be helpful but is not always necessary, as many beginner books aim to explain concepts without requiring advanced mathematics.

Are there any good online resources to supplement a basic probability book?

Yes, there are several online resources that can supplement a basic probability book. Websites like Khan Academy, Coursera, and MIT OpenCourseWare offer free courses and tutorials on probability. These resources often include video lectures, practice problems, and interactive exercises to reinforce learning.

Can a basic probability book help in understanding statistics?

Yes, a basic probability book provides the foundational knowledge necessary for understanding statistics. Probability theory is a crucial component of statistical analysis, and a solid grasp of probability concepts will greatly enhance your ability to understand and apply statistical methods.

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